The Bad Sex in Fiction 2017 Winner: Critical Linking, December 4

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American novelist Christopher Bollen has been awarded this year’s “Bad Sex in Fiction” award, in recognition of a sex scene from his novel The Destroyers that read in part: “The skin along her arms and shoulders are different shades of tan like water stains in a bathtub.”

The following sentence is a little spicy for NPR, but suffice to say that the narrator compares his own anatomy to a “billiard rack.”


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Netflix is charting its own path to Archie Comics.

The streaming giant has handed out a sizable two-season, 20-episode straight-to-series order for an untitled Sabrina drama based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, picking up the intended Riverdale companion series from The CW.

A Sabrina show is coming!